By Destiny James
Posted May 30, 2012
It is about that time again where all the great athletes from around the world come to participate in the Summer Olympics.
This year they will be held in London, England, and the United Kingdom, from July 27-August 12. There will be 200 countries participating in 36 different sports, with a total of 10,000 athletes. According to Yahoo Sports, Team USA will have three standout athletes in which they are likely to win a gold medal. Michael Phelps (swimming) has already earned 14 gold medals. Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor (beach volleyball) have earned two gold medals.
The main venue will be Hyde Park, which is the most historical site. In the park alone there will be three different zones, the Olympic Zone, the Central Zone, and the River Zone. Events being held in the Olympic zone will range anywhere from basketball to boxing. In the central zone, you will see things from football to archery. The river zone will host events from cycling to water polo.
There will be much more to watch including Archery, Athletics (track, field, marathon, race walk), Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Cycling-BMX, Cycling-Mountain Bike, Cycling-Road, Cycling-Track, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football (soccer), Gymnastics-Artistic, Gymnastics-Rhythmic, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
Tune in to NBC which is the official station for American television coverage of the games to watch.